Saturday, 5 May 2018

Week 2 Term 2

Good morning all,

Thankyou to the families who were able to make it last night, to the Year 4 Family and Eucharist Commitment Mass. It was so lovely to see you all there and I was so proud of the way the students engaged in the mass. 

CLASSROOM
Congratulations to Charlie and Lochie on receiving a Merit award at Friday's assembly, they are both very deserving recipients!🎉


Last week we planned our new Literacy and Math's goals for this term. They are displayed in the classroom, so that the children are continually reminded of what they have set out to achieve and how they will do it by the end of the term. Please feel free to come in and have a sneak peek of what they feel is important for their success.

This week looks like this:

Literacy 
1. Reading Comprehension Strategy - In our reading groups this week, we will be looking at the Reading Strategy of 'Inferring'. Inferring means to use clues and prior knowledge to construct meaning beyond what is said in the text. More information can be found at https://reading.ecb.org/teacher/inferring.html.
2. Spelling - Kangaroo group - prefixes 'mono, uni, bi and tri'
                     Possum group - ambiguous vowels 'ou, ow, oi, oy'
                     Lorakeet group - /j/ sound - made by 'dge, ge, j and g'
3. Narratives- this week we are focusing on charcterisation and developing AMAZING character descriptions within our narratives. We will also look at direct and indirect speech used within narratives.

Maths 
We will continue to learn our mental division strategies this week, practicing dividing by 10 and 100, halving and using the split strategy.

HASS
 We will continue to explore Colonisation: identifying the famous early explorers of Australia and the effect Colonisation had on the Indigenous Australians.


HOMEWORK
Spelling - LSCWC (each night) and 1 activity (per week)
-This term the weekly spelling test will take place on a Thursday, and the students will receive their new words on a Friday. 
PLEASE NOTE: This week, they will have the same words as last week.

Mental Maths - Think Mentals, Unit 12

Reading - Reading Log 

- This term the students only have the Reading Log to complete, no additional Word Study or Book Review. I have changed this so the children can really focus on Reading and completing the Reading Log well!


IMPORTANT EVENTS
Mother's Day Breakfast
On Friday 11th May, there is a Mother's Day Breakfast at 7.30am to celebrate our wonderful mother's and all the hard work that they do. If you are able to attend please RSVP to Fran in the office for catering purposes.

Book Fair
On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of May, there is a book fair in the library. The library will be selling books from 8-9am and 3.30-4.30pm on these days.

Casual's for Catholics
On Friday 18th of May, there is a free dress day with a gold coin donation to raise money for Catholic Care in the Diocese of Bunbury. This charity provides help for families and people in need across the southern part of our state.

First Eucharist Family Poster
On Monday 11th June, the First Eucharist family poster outlined at the workshop is due, so we have enough time to display it at the church before the Eucharist mass. Please see me if you have any questions and we thank you for your assistance with this.

Go Fish Musical - Friday Week 6

First Eucharist Mass - Sunday 17th June 
On Sunday 17th June, we have our First Eucharist Mass where the children will receive communion for the first time. It is expected that everyone attends the mass, even those not receiving the sacrament, in support of their peers.


Thank you again for the parent help we are receiving, it is amazing to have a such a positive parent involvement. It allows us to make our teaching as explicit and student directed as possible.

Have a great week!

Mrs Ricciardone & Mr Torrese